Opportunity East KY

Opportunity East KY Opportunity East Kentucky also known as One East Kentucky (OEK) is focused on an economic development strategy. OEK was the first 100 percent privately funded economic development organization to arrive in Eastern Kentucky.The new economic development organization will provide 1,000 jobs while investing $150 million in private investment. These steps were…

Elkhorn City Broadband Request Denied

Elkhorn City Broadband Request Denied The installation of broadband fiber optic internet infrastructure in Elkhorn City hit a snag last week after the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) denied an application from the city for a Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) grant in the amount of $1 million.In a letter…

Smoky Mountain Tour

Smoky Mountain Tour October has, historically, been one of the busiest months of the year for the Great Smoky Mountains, and this year, Sevierville has expanded its list of driving tours just in time for fall.New for 2020 is a drive tour around Douglas Lake, where visitors can see the beauty and experience the…

Kings Island Selling Vortex Parts

Kings Island Selling Vortex Parts Kings Island announced Tuesday it is selling off collector pieces of the Vortex, a guest-favorite roller coaster that was retired in 2019.The 1.5? slices of track are capped in metal plates and mounted in a display stand, the park says. Also included are certificates of authenticity and a limited…

New KY Dashboard

New KY Dashboard Kentucky has launched a new tool that will allow the public to see how many coronavirus cases are in schools. The K-12 COVID-19 dashboard visualizes self-reported data to give decision-makers and parents critical information that could impact their families. It provides case information from the state level down to individual buildings.…

Countdown To Election Day

Countdown To Election Day The countdown to election day is on with five weeks to go.Wayne Napier, Perry County Clerk, says in the primary election there was only one precinct but this time there will be more.“It’s been very hectic we’ve been trying to get everything worked out through the state and get the…

COVID-19 Complacency

COVID-19 Complacency Warning of a growing complacency in fighting the coronavirus, Kentucky’s governor says the state is experiencing a surge in cases that needs to be met with a commitment to public mask wearing.The Bluegrass State had nearly 5,000 coronavirus cases last week – the most in a single week since the pandemic began,…

Wildfire Season In Kentucky

Wildfire Season In Kentucky Kentucky’s fall wildfire hazard season begins Thursday, and officials have announced outdoor burning restrictions.Gov. Andy Beshear said predictions are for a worse than average fire season.Restrictions in effect each year from Oct. 1 to Dec. 15 and Feb. 15 to April 30 prohibit burning between the hours of 6 a.m.…

Murfreesboro Mural

Murfreesboro Mural The long-awaited finishing touches on a mural depicting life just north of the Kentucky-Tennessee border were made on Monday morning.The spray-painted mural depicts various aspects of life in Middlesboro including images of the various education systems, a depiction of Daniel Boone and a scathing view of the mountains surrounding the area. …